Emboss Resist is a stamping technique that has been around for a long time but I have not used it in ages. It is a lot of fun and very easy to do, especially now with our Blending Brushes. All you need to do this technique is some Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, a Heat Tool and a way to add some color.
To make this card I first stamped the leaf and seedlings in Versamark on Basic White card stock using the Soft Seedling stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022 July-December Mini Catalog. Then I sprinkled some Clear Embossing Powder on top, shook off the excess and heat set it with my Heat Tool. I added some Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight ink with Blending Brushes. The ink does not change the color of the leaf because I sealed it with the embossing powder. It looks like I stamped it in white ink.
After adding the color to the card, I cut it out using the Deckled Rectangles dies. I cut out another using a larger size die in Basic White card stock and adhered both rectangles to a Pumpkin Pie card base. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Charming Sentiments stamp set in Memento Black Ink and cut it out using the coordinating die from Sentiment Silhouettes. You can purchase the Charming Sentiments stamp set and the Sentiment Silhouettes die set in a bundle and save 10%.
As you know, most of the time I make cards that have bold, bright colors. My favorite Stampin’ Up! color family is Brights and I use them year-round. I do like the Regals in the Fall and at Christmas time but I think I use the Subtles the least. I have been trying to make cards that are different from my usual style by using different colors than my normal or not making them as clean and simple (CAS) as I usually do. This time I pulled out my Subtles but still ended up making a CAS card so at least I made half my goal.
To make the background on this card I decided to use the stamp set called Artistically Inked. I used Fresh Freesia, Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Mint Macaron. I wanted this background to be even softer than just using the Subtles so after I inked the leaves and flowers, I stamped them on a scrap piece of paper first and then on my cardstock. This allowed them to be lighter in color than just stamping the regular way. I stamped the largest flower in the middle first and then worked my way to each corner adding the other elements.
To finish off the card I used a new stamp set that is in the 2022/2023 Annual Catalog called Charming Sentiments. This stamp set has seventeen different sentiments that cover most occasions. Plus it has a coordinating die set called Sentiment Silhouettes that cuts out each of the sentiments in the stamp set. If you purchase them using the bundle item number, you will save 10%. I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the card using Memento Black Ink. I adhered this layer to a 4″ 5.25″ of Blushing Bride card stock and a Basic White card base.